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Date: 2008-10-04 (19:04)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Metaprogramming features
On Sat, Oct 04, 2008 at 08:41:35PM +0100, Jon Harrop wrote:
> I submitted the following trivial fix over a year ago:
>   http://caml.inria.fr/mantis/view.php?id=4338

This makes the mistake of supplying a lump of code instead of a patch.
It's a very common mistake, so don't feel bad about it.  In fact it
happens so much with libvirt that I cowrote the following section to
cover it:



ObComment: People at Red Hat deal with patches almost as a form of
currency.  Typically I'll send and receive a dozen patches a day, and
the kernel developers probably deal with ten times as many.  The
interesting thing is that the actual diff / patch format is very
crude.  It's crying out for someone to invent a tool which actually
understands the syntax of the code in the files (not just as plain
text) and creates a more robust and easier to read format.

Richard Jones
Red Hat